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National & World Briefs
At Iraq's request, US conducting airstrikes in support of Iraqi forces in Tikrit
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

National & World Briefs
Jet crashes in French Alps with 150 on board after 8-minute plunge; Accident suspected
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sutton School Hiring A New Administrator
SUTTON -- The school board wants to hire someone to lead the school in the absence of former Principal Roberta Stradling.
Monday, March 23, 2015

AP News in Brief
Security gaps, isolated Muslims may explain why Australia a hotbed of Islamic State recruiting
Monday, March 23, 2015

530 years after death, Richard III honored before reburial
LONDON (AP) -- Richard III was finally getting the ceremony and honor a king deserves, 530 years after his ignominious death in battle.
Monday, March 23, 2015

National & World Briefs
Police chief: No evidence of gang rape doesn't mean something terrible didn't happen at UVa
Monday, March 23, 2015

National & World Briefs
Suicide bombers kill more than 130 in attacks on Yemen mosques; IS claims responsibility
Friday, March 20, 2015

National & World Briefs
Mental health advocates say police shootings of mentally ill reveal gaps in critical care
Thursday, March 19, 2015

National & World Briefs
Gunmen kill 20 in attack at museum in capital of Tunisia, birthplace of Arab Spring
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

National & World Briefs
Israeli Netanyahu declares victory 'against all odds' in tight race
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

World News Briefs For March 16
Kerry says he'd be willing to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar Assad
Monday, March 16, 2015

UN: 24 dead in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The United Nations reported Monday that 24 people are confirmed dead and 3,300 have been displaced by Cyclone Pam in the South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu.
Monday, March 16, 2015

National & World Briefs
A documentary prompts a murder charge: The saga of millionaire Robert Durst continues
Monday, March 16, 2015

Big Bills To View Public Documents Discourage Public Access
EDITOR'S NOTE: One of several stories by The Associated Press, the American Society of News Editors, McClatchy and Gannett marking Sunshine Week, an annual celebration of access to public information
Monday, March 16, 2015

New Players Replacing Newspapers In Seeking Government Info
EDITOR'S NOTE: One of several stories by The Associated Press, the American Society of News Editors, McClatchy and Gannett marking Sunshine Week, an annual celebration of access to public information.
Monday, March 16, 2015

National & World Briefs
Iraq militia leader hails Iran's 'unconditional' support, slams US for broken promises
Friday, March 13, 2015

UN tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000, most in West Africa
GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization marked a grim milestone Thursday in the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, estimating that the virus had killed over 10,000 people, mostly in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Thursday, March 12, 2015

National & World Briefs
Police, other groups try to tamp down tensions in Ferguson after shooting of 2 police officers
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fireworks in grandmother's trial over girl's running death
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) -- Emotions boiled over Wednesday in the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman accused of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death, with the defense accusing the state of withholding key evidence and a prosecutor cursing angrily in front of jurors.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Vote for firing squad shows frustration with drug shortages
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A vote by Utah lawmakers to bring back executions by firing squad is the most dramatic illustration yet of the nationwide frustration over bungled executions and shortages of lethal-injection drugs.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

National & World Briefs
The Associated Press sues State Department to force release of Hillary Rodham Clinton records
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

National & World Briefs
Hillary Clinton: I should have used government email as secretary of state
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

AP News in Brief
Iraqi civilians living under Islamic State rule fear its retreat could bring reprisal attacks
Monday, March 9, 2015

Some States Fight To Keep Their Wood Fires Burning
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Smoke wafting from wood fires has long provided a familiar winter smell in many parts of the country -- and, in some cases, a foggy haze that has filled people's lungs with fine particles that can cause coughing and wheezing.
Monday, March 9, 2015

Syria's 4-year march toward destruction
BEIRUT (AP) -- It began in March 2011 with a few words spray-painted on a schoolyard wall: "Your turn is coming, doctor." The doctor in question was Syrian President Bashar Assad, a trained ophthalmologist whose family has ruled the country for more than 40 years.
Monday, March 9, 2015

About 100 set out to retrace Selma-to-Montgomery march
SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- Dozens of marchers set out across Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge Monday with plans to walk to the Alabama Capitol, saying the voting rights won by blood in Selma 50 years ago are now under threat.
Monday, March 9, 2015

National & world briefs
Major survey shows gun ownership and hunting at record lows
Monday, March 9, 2015

National & World Briefs
Did Clinton learn lessons from 2008? Sluggish response to email controversy raises questions
Friday, March 6, 2015

National & World Briefs
US condemns 'callous' North Korean response to knifing of ambassador to South Korea
Friday, March 6, 2015

Why 5.5 percent unemployment isn't as great as it seems
Friday, March 6, 2015

Harrison Ford crash-lands plane on golf course
Thursday, March 5, 2015

National & World Briefs
Australia offers Indonesia a prisoner swap deal in 11th-hour bid to save death row prisoners
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

National & World Briefs
Cheered by Congress, Netanyahu denounces nuclear deal with Tehran; Obama sternly retorts
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

AP News In Brief
30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe; opposition blames Kremlin for the killing
Monday, March 2, 2015

National & World News
Monday, March 2, 2015

Heavy snow hits Arizona, hail turns California beach white
Monday, March 2, 2015

National & World Briefs
Friday, February 27, 2015

Partial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security funding
Friday, February 27, 2015

Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

National & World Briefs
US regulators agree to ban on Internet providers from blocking or slowing web traffic
Thursday, February 26, 2015

National & World Briefs
Representatives grill Kerry on aspects of Iran nuclear negotiations
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

National & World Briefs
Militants from Islamic State group abduct at least 70 Christians in northeastern Syria
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

No relief: More cold, snow, ice, wintry mix for much of US
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AP News in Brief
And the winner is ... Hollywood prepares for an Academy Awards that could be a nail-biter
Monday, February 23, 2015

World & National Briefs
Nuclear deal? US and Iran appear to be edging toward historic pact, but obstacles remain
Monday, February 23, 2015

Man runs from home as train derails nearby, engulfs property
Monday, February 23, 2015

Winter brings arctic air, freezing rain, snow across US
Monday, February 23, 2015

World Briefs
NJ's Chris Christie aims to right ship amid '16 jockeying at meeting of the nation's governors
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Psychic Gets 8 Years For Decade-Long Con Of Timber Heir
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A psychic who used an elaborate con to steal $15 million from the heir to an Oregon timber fortune was sentenced Thursday to more than eight years in federal prison.
Friday, February 20, 2015

AP News in Brief
Rebel fighters hug, pose for pictures as they take control of key east Ukrainian town
Friday, February 20, 2015

Mission to retake Mosul to begin in April, May
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State militants will likely begin in April or May and will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or between 20,000 and 25,000 troops, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Wal-Mart raises will still leave many unable to pay expenses
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For roughly 500,000 Wal-Mart workers set to receive pay raises, something is better than nothing.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Britain's electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents given to journalists by Edward Snowden.
Friday, February 20, 2015

AP News in Brief
Calling on moderate Muslims to speak out, Obama says US at war with those who pervert Islam
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Did NSA plant spyware in computers around world?
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Train carrying 3 million gallons of crude still burning
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

National & World Briefs
Immigration orders blocked, Obama administration pledges appeal of Texas judge's ruling
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

AP News in Brief
Police say man killed by police believed to be gunman behind 2 shootings in Copenhagen
Monday, February 16, 2015

Hackers' $1 billion bank theft may still impact consumers
Monday, February 16, 2015

Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
Monday, February 16, 2015

National & World Briefs
Danish sources identify gunman in Copenhagen attacks; say he got out of jail about 2 weeks ago
Monday, February 16, 2015

Ukraine gets new bailout deal from IMF
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund has agreed to give Ukraine a new bailout deal worth 15.5 billion euro ($17.5 billion) that could climb to around $40 billion over four years with help from other lenders like Europe and the U.S.
Friday, February 13, 2015

Ukraine gets new bailout deal from IMF
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund has agreed to give Ukraine a new bailout deal worth 15.5 billion euro ($17.5 billion) that could climb to around $40 billion over four years with help from other lenders like Europe and the U.S.
Friday, February 13, 2015

'American Sniper' suspect says he took 'couple of souls'
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Police video played in court Thursday showed a former Marine telling officers investigating the deaths of two men including "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle that he had "taken a couple of souls" and had more to take.
Friday, February 13, 2015

Thousands join funeral for slain Muslims in North Carolina
New peace deal reached for eastern Ukraine; Cease-fire on Sunday but questions remain
Friday, February 13, 2015

AP News in Brief
New peace deal reached for eastern Ukraine; Cease-fire on Sunday but questions remain
Friday, February 13, 2015

As sign-up deadline nears, a new risk for Obama health law
Friday, February 13, 2015

Obama calls on Silicon Valley to help thwart cyber attacks
Friday, February 13, 2015

National & World Briefs
Friday, February 13, 2015

Ukraine cease-fire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle
Friday, February 13, 2015

Shadow of Clinton war vote hangs over other 2016 contenders
Friday, February 13, 2015

National & World Briefs
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

National & World Briefs
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST
Dean Smith, North Carolina's 'perfect picture' of a coach who pushed civil rights, dies at 83
Monday, February 9, 2015

Study: Cats, foxes behind Australia's alarming extinctions
Monday, February 9, 2015

National & World Briefs
Obama, Merkel rally behind diplomatic effort to end Ukraine conflict, diverge on sending arms
Monday, February 9, 2015

National & World News
Islamic State claims Jordanian airstrike killed US woman held in Syria; US skeptical
Friday, February 6, 2015

Democrats hold their own hearing to update education law
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites Thursday, intensifying attacks after the militants burned to death a captured Jordanian pilot.
Thursday, February 5, 2015

National & World Briefs
After pilot's death, US moves search-and-rescue aircraft closer to battlefields in Syria, Iraq
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Girl, 9, wounded by gunfire on way to Girl Scouts meeting
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A 9-year-old Indianapolis girl wounded by gunfire as she was heading off to her weekly Girl Scouts meeting to pick up cookies she planned to sell door-to-door is now racking up sales in an online cookie drive intended to send her troop on a trip.
Thursday, February 5, 2015

World & National Briefs
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

UK moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people
LONDON (AP) — Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

National & World Briefs
Islamic State video purportedly shows Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Obama's Record Budget: Tax The Rich, Help Middle Class
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Promising to help America's middle class, President Barack Obama on Monday sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget that would hammer corporate profits overseas and raise taxes on the wealthy while boosting tax credits for families and the working poor.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

AP News in Brief
Tax hikes for the rich, help for the middle class: Obama unveils record $4 trillion budget
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

AP News in Brief
Obama's $4 trillion budget includes higher taxes on rich and big banks, public works program
Monday, February 2, 2015

US Economic Data Mixed
Major U.S. stock indexes moved lower in afternoon trading Friday, on track for their third down day this week. New government data showing a slowdown in U.S. economic growth helped pull stocks mostly lower. Investors also were monitoring the latest crop of corporate earnings.
Friday, January 30, 2015

National & World Briefs
Friday, January 30, 2015

World Briefs
Jordan offers prisoner swap to Islamic State group in bid to save pilot held by militants
Thursday, January 29, 2015

World & National Briefs
Obama calls for spending surge to burst past 'sequester' limits, buoyed by rising economy
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Feds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think
Thursday, January 29, 2015

National & World Briefs
Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages after death threat from militants
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AP News in Brief
Images of shot Egypt protester on eve of uprising anniversary revive focus on police violence
Monday, January 26, 2015

National & World Briefs
Monday, January 26, 2015


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